I have always liked the quote, “In order to be excellent at something, you have to be outstanding at something else.” It has always struck me as true and I have no doubt that is what it means.
The quote is, “You can do anything, but you can’t do everything.” If that definition is true, then it seems like the perfect description of the modern woman, who is constantly striving for excellence. But I would be remiss in not mentioning the quote’s other meaning. It’s also the quote that comes to mind when I think of women who are super-talented and talented.
The most celebrated woman of all time is obviously Sophia Loren. I was surprised that so many people didn’t know that.
Sophia Loren was the most famous woman in the world, but she is probably more famous for her body than her talent. Loren was so talented that she could have been a dancer, but she chose to focus on her body instead. She started modeling for Italian magazines and was the top model for an Italian television program. But then she became pregnant with her son and decided to give it all up in order to focus on modeling and acting.
She wasn’t that talented, but a lot of people think she was the most beautiful woman in the world. In fact, she was probably the most beautiful woman that ever lived. She was said to have a face like a sculpture of the moon, a body like a goddess, a mind like the mind of a child, and an aura of grace like that of a goddess. But she wanted to pursue her acting career as she wanted to be the most beautiful woman on earth.
She never became the most beautiful woman on earth. Not in real life anyway.
She didn’t become the most beautiful woman in the world in real life either. She became the most beautiful woman on earth in the online reality where she was asked to pose for a celebrity photo, which turned into a horrible experience. It was a horrible experience because she did look beautiful and was kind of a douche. Not beautiful enough for celebrity photos though.
We see this play out in the online reality where famous artists feel compelled to pose for celebrity photos because they don’t want to be seen as being “not beautiful enough.” When a celebrity is photographed by you, they feel that you are somehow judging them, so you make the photographer pose in front of a mirror so you can see the results of such judgement.
Celebrities feel this way too. People look to them for affirmation, and they end up having a very self-centered, self-absorbed, and self-deprecating attitude about what they look like. In this way, they are often very self-inflicted wounds in the eyes of the internet world.
In the new trailer for Deathloop, the main character, Colt Vahn, seems to be one of these self-inflicted wounds. He’s self-absorbed, self-deprecating, and very self-defeating. The game shows him being interviewed by a reporter who can’t seem to look past his attitude. He seems to have no self-awareness and seems to think that he’s the center of the universe.